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FILE - Fans arrive at Lucas Oil Stadium before a men's NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball game between Butler and Michigan State in Indianapolis, in this April 3, 2010, file photo. The NCAA announced Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, that all 67 men's basketball tournament games including the Final Four will be played entirely in Indiana in a bid to keep the marquee event from being called off for a second consecutive year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Games will be played on two courts inside Lucas Oil Stadium as well as at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Mackey Arena at Purdue and Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Only one game at a time will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium.. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

One-city March Madness leads to more straightforward bracket

Jan. 15, 2021 1:34 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There will be a bit less mystery to the March Madness bracket now that the NCAA selection committee no longer has to adjust matchups for travel concerns. With the entire tournament taking place in the Indianapolis area this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Division I...

Indianapolis Colts' Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass to Jack Doyle for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Ballard contemplates possibility of Rivers returning to Indy

Jan. 14, 2021 5:21 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard heard the locker room talk. Coach Frank Reich wants Philip Rivers back as the starting quarterback next fall. Two-time All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard wants another chance to get Rivers his missing Super Bowl ring. So do Leonard's...

FILE - Indianapolis Colts tackle Anthony Castonzo celebrates after making a catch for a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, in this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, file photo. Catsonzo, the Colts longtime left tackle, announced his retirement Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The 32-year-old had been an anchor on Indy's offensive line since he was the No. 22 overall draft pick in 2011. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Castonzo announces retirement after injury-filled season

Jan. 12, 2021 4:39 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Anthony Castonzo first arrived in Indianapolis in 2011, he figured he'd be a short-timer. He wound up starting at left tackle for the next decade. The Colts' longtime offensive line anchor announced his retirement Tuesday, three days after a postseason loss at Buffalo and less...

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus walks at a train station in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

The Latest: New Zealand visitors must show negative test

Jan. 11, 2021 11:57 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will soon require that travelers from most countries show negative coronavirus tests before they leave for New Zealand. COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says New Zealand is in a fortunate position to have stamped out community spread of the virus, but takes...

Indianapolis Colts' Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass to Jack Doyle for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Colts' early end serves as motivation for better run in 2021

Jan. 11, 2021 4:36 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich figured he'd spend Monday preparing for another game. So did his players. Instead, they started pondering their futures. After winning 11 games and sneaking into the playoffs for the second time since 2015, the Colts took no solace from pushing...

FILE - Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich stands on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland, in this Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, file photo. Reich, a former quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, returns to Orchard Park, N.Y. for an NFL wild-card football game against the Bills on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Reich remains focused on game with return to Buffalo looming

Jan. 8, 2021 11:56 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich's heart never really left Buffalo. It was there where he orchestrated the largest comeback in NFL history, there where he won four straight AFC championships and there where he celebrated the births of two of his three daughters. So, of course, the Indianapolis Colts coach...

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Colts' Rivers embraces his 7th, perhaps final, playoff run

Jan. 5, 2021 7:15 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Six times, Philip Rivers led the the Chargers to the playoffs. Six times, he failed to reach the Super Bowl. The one time Rivers got close, he played with a serious injury. Now the 17-year veteran will get one more chance — perhaps his last — to earn that elusive Super...

Indianapolis Colts' Jonathan Taylor (28) runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Reich believes Colts have winning combination for playoffs

Jan. 4, 2021 6:54 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — From the start of training camp, Frank Reich kept insisting the Indianapolis Colts were a legitimate playoff team — and a real Super Bowl contender. He didn't waver when the running game got bogged down early in the season or when injuries took down one key contributor after...

FILE - Fans arrive at Lucas Oil Stadium before a men's NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball game between Butler and Michigan State in Indianapolis, in this April 3, 2010, file photo. The NCAA announced Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, that all 67 men's basketball tournament games including the Final Four will be played entirely in Indiana in a bid to keep the marquee event from being called off for a second consecutive year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Games will be played on two courts inside Lucas Oil Stadium as well as at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Mackey Arena at Purdue and Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Only one game at a time will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium.. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

Men's March Madness will be played entirely in Indiana

Jan. 4, 2021 4:09 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is giving Indiana an exclusive ticket to showcase March Madness and the basketball-crazed state can't wait to take center stage this spring. The NCAA announced Monday that its showcase event — the Division I men's basketball tournament, all 67 games of it — will...

The NCAA will hold the entire 2021 men’s basketball tournament in Indiana, with most games taking place in Indianapolis

Jan. 4, 2021 11:21 AM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA will hold the entire 2021 men’s basketball tournament in Indiana, with most games taking place in Indianapolis.